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Egyptian court sentences 11 to life imprisonment for joining Islamic State

The Giza Criminal Court also sentenced two other defendants to 15 years in prison.

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17 killed in bomb attack in Somalia capital

The Al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al Shabaab, which is trying to topple Somalia’s weak U.N.-backed government, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Kenya’s finance minister, Henry Rotch [PHOTO CREDIT: Bizna Kenya]

Kenyan finance minister to be arrested, charged over graft – Prosecutor

The Kenyan Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, said the charges against Rotich stem from a police investigation into the misuse of funds.

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Zimbabwe increases fuel prices second time in a week

Diesel and petrol prices have gone up by 456 per cent this year.

South African President Ramaphosa fights to save his presidency

In a report published on Friday, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said that Ramaphosa had contravened a parliamentary code of ethics.

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WHO declares DRC Ebola outbreak as Public Health Emergency

The declaration is based on the continuous spread and unsuccessful efforts to contain the disease in the DRC.

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda.

Rwanda to open embassy in Morocco

Relations between the two countries witnessed a turning point after Mr Kagame’s visit to Morocco in June 2016 and a return visit by Mr Mohammed VI to Rwanda in October 2016.

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Pastor dies of Ebola in Eastern DRC’s largest city – Officials

The priest is the first to die of the disease in the city.

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First Ebola patient in eastern Congo dies

More than 1,600 people have died from the virus in the country.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma looks down as he speaks at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC11C8881F30

South Africa’s Zuma, back at inquiry, says his life in danger

Zuma tells the inquiry he could trace that conspiracy to foreign intelligence services and the apartheid government in the 1990s.

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Zimbabwe inflation hits 175.66 per cent

The rate is the highest since 2009.

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South Africa’s Zuma to make first appearance at corruption inquiry

It is a rare example of an African leader being brought to book soon after losing power.

Al-Shabaab kills 15 in hotel attack in Kismayo port city (Photo Credit: Mowliid Haji Abdi on Twitter)

Al-Shabaab kills 15 in hotel attack in Kismayo port city

Among those killed was a prominent Somali activist, Hodan Nalayeh, and her husband.

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Kenya orders telecoms firm to shut down betting payments

Safaricom said the directive by the board will impact over 12 million customers.

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Cholera death toll in northern Cameroon rises to 48

Cholera has been a common occurrence in Cameroon’s northern regions where floods are recurrent during raining season.

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South African actress Nomhle Nkonyeni dies

Earlier this year Nkonyeni was awarded the prestigious honour by President Cyril Ramaphosa for excellence in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism or sport.

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi of Egypt

Egypt annual inflation slows to 9.4 per cent

The Central Bank of Egypt’s monetary policy committee will meet on Thursday to decide whether to move its key interest rates.

Namibia’s education minister resigns after corruption verdict

Katrina Hanse-Himarwa was found guilty of placing her relatives on list of housing beneficiaries.

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Zimbabwe to raise workers’ salaries the second time in three months

Zimbabweans are angry, as year-on-year inflation of around 100 per cent has eroded the value of their wages and savings, recalling the horrors of the hyperinflation era in 2008.

Clashes near Libya’s Tripoli leave more than 1,000 people killed over three months – WHO

“As the #Tripoli crisis enters its fourth month, the toll is 1048 dead, including 106 civilians, and 5558 injured, including 289 civilians.

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Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda found guilty of war crimes at ICC

In one incident, women had their stomachs cut open and children had their throats slit, the court heard.

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Buhari pledges support for Libya’s stability

The president noted that there were over 6000 Nigerians in Libya, who see Libya as gateway to Europe.

FILE: PRESIDENT BUHARI ATTENDS THE OPENING OF 31ST AU SUMMIT. 4A. President Muhammadu Buhari (3RD LEFT) among others African Leaders during the official opening 0f the 31st Session of African Union (AU) taking place in Nouakchott, Mauritania. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JULY 1ST 2018 AfCFTA

African leaders launch free-trade zone

After four years of talks, an agreement to form a 55-nation trade bloc was reached in March.

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Libya attack: Six children die as toll hits 53

A migrant detention centre in the suburb of Tripoli was attacked on Tuesday.

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In Libya, guards shot at people fleeing air strikes – UN Report

“There are reports that following the first impact, some refugees and migrants were fired upon by guards as they tried to escape.”